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Offline Lanza1988

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Front suspension knocking ss 12 plate
« on: July 15, 2012, 10:26:11 pm »
Not sure if any of you clever people can point me in the direction of what might be causing this?  I have a knocking noise coming from the front left corner of the car when i turn sharply right.  I first noticed it when i was coming over the gottard pass (sharp hairpins).  Just trying to decide whether i need to go to the dealers or not...The car is an esseesse and is only 2 months old and covered 2,500 miles.

The other thing is the steering, if i hold the wheel dead centre the car turns right (ever so slightly).  I have to have the wheel slightly off centre to go in a straight line.  Surely this isn't right on cars these days?  I wonder if the two things may be related?

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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    Offline lloyd

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    Re: Front suspension knocking ss 12 plate
    « Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 10:30:09 pm »
    check your wheel nuts are tight :thumb:

    Offline Lanza1988

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    Re: Front suspension knocking ss 12 plate
    « Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 01:55:50 pm »
    It turned out to be the hub that the discs are tightened with...It wasn't knocked in place properly to stop it undoing itself.  A friendly italian mechanic did it for me! It just shows that some things are fixed with a hammer!  Anyway, 'Bella Macchina' he said!  Thanks for your help lloyd

    Offline Anm

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    Re: Front suspension knocking ss 12 plate
    « Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 01:18:31 pm »
    just watch the shocks are sh*t.
    Go get them checked I've had mines replaced and few others have had problems with there's
    Its a common fault
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    Offline will-w

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    Re: Front suspension knocking ss 12 plate
    « Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 09:07:58 pm »
    Top mounts were a killer on the AGP, the units on the EVO are a lot better.

    Had 3 sets on the AGP while I had it.  It says a lot when a manufacturer superceed an item 3 times, completely changing the design each time :thumbd:
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